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Projects Ongoing

Kaleidoscope Network

The Kaleidoscope Network is a collaboration between Eastside Projects (Birmingham), Primary (Nottingham), Spike Island (Bristol), The NewBridge Project (Newcastle) and Bloc Projects (Sheffield).

Formed in response to a need for mutual support, the network has come together as a way to share resources, increase what each partner is able to offer and create new connections between communities of artists. It also offers professional development for the associated partners who are able to learn from one another.

A rolling monthly programme of events gives artists in each of our networks access to a range of activity offered by the different partners, enriching our individual programmes and bringing new perspectives and insights from neighbouring networks. Activity is built around a core curriculum of key skills required for navigating a sustainable career as an artist. The core curriculum currently includes workshops on goal setting, project development, application writing, access support, and tax & self assessment.

EOP members are automatically part of the Kaleidoscope Network and have free access to selected events programmed by each partner.

Spike Island is a dynamic arts centre that supports, produces and presents contemporary art and culture. A short walk from Bristol city centre. Spike Island Associates is a dynamic network of artists, curators, designers, writers and thinkers at all stages of their career. Members span multiple disciplines and share a common interest in collaboration, experimentation and a desire to learn new skills and have new experiences.

The NewBridge Project is an artist-led space that supports artists, curators and communities through the provision of space for creative practice, curatorial opportunities and an ambitious artist-led programme of exhibitions, commissions, artist development and events.

Bloc Projects presents a programme of critically acclaimed exhibitions and events that focuses on supporting early to mid-career artists at key stages in their careers. They offer peer networking, support and professional development alongside access to their ‘Here Today’ Meanwhile Space for pop-up events, projects and exhibitions.